And the prince that lacks
this skill lacks
the essential which it is desirable that a captain should possess, for it teaches him to surprise his enemy, to select quarters, to lead armies, to array the battle, to besiege towns to advantage.
Indeed, verses are the only thing that your letter lacks
, Makar Alexievitch.
It is strong, compact, and sometimes powerful, but it entirely lacks
imaginative poetic beauty--it is really only rhythmical prose, though sometimes suffused with passion.
of evidence to convict," replied the accused.
To Konstantin the peasant was simply the chief partner in their common labor, and in spite of all the respect and the love, almost like that of kinship, he had for the peasant-- sucked in probably, as he said himself, with the milk of his peasant nurse--still as a fellow-worker with him, while sometimes enthusiastic over the vigor, gentleness, and justice of these men, he was very often, when their common labors called for other qualities, exasperated with the peasant for his carelessness, lack
of method, drunkenness, and lying.
As my heart had warned me at the beginning, "she was hoping too much from life to spend one's days with." She lacked
the subtle half-tones of experience.
Its windows are without glass, its doorways without doors; there are wide breaches in the shingle roof, and for lack
of paint the weatherboarding is a dun gray.
In the ancient and populous county of Hampshire there was no lack
of leaders or of soldiers for a service which promised either honor or profit.
Yes, she married Manton, but I don't know about his liberality; I'm not sure but he cut her throat because he discovered that she lacked
that excellent thing in woman, the middle toe of the right foot."
So numb was Jerry from lack
of circulation, and so weak from lack
of water through part of a tropic day and all of a tropic night, that he stood up, tottered and fell, and, time and again, essaying to stand, floundered and fell.
But it was not that which hurt so much as what she took to be his lack
of pride and self-respect.
The father embraced them both, and bestowing his kisses and affection impartially on each, said, "I wish you both would look into the mirror every day: you, my son, that you may not spoil your beauty by evil conduct; and you, my daughter, that you may make up for your lack
of beauty by your virtues."